Isaac Albéniz: Iberia (Book II) – arranged by Peter Breiner (PB002)
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Instrumentation: Book 2, No.1: Rodeña – 3d1, 3d1, 3d1, 2 - 4, 2, 0, 0 - timp - perc - hp - cel - str
Book 2, No.2: Almería – 3d1, 3d1, 3d1, ssax, 2 - 4, 2, 0, 1 - timp - perc - hp - str
Book 2, No.3: Triana – 3d1, 3d1, 3d1, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 1 - timp - perc - hp - cel - str
Albéniz completed the second book of Iberia in 1896 and dedicated it to the pianist Blanche Selva. Rondena suggests in its title the music of Ronda, a general allusion, it may be supposed, to that region of south-western Spain. Its characteristic alternating rhythms relax into a gentler secondary theme, both elements to return in recapitulation. Almería, evoking a town on the south-eastern coast of Spain, has a similar typical asymmetry of rhythm, with expressively worked cross-rhythms in its secondary theme. This is followed by Triana, suggesting the gypsy district of Seville and its flamenco traditions.